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Curtly Ambrose and Phil Simmons watch over a training session

West Indies news

WICB conducts coaches conference with regional teams

Coaches from each of the six regional franchises in the West Indies are expected to convene with three key officials of the WICB to discuss matters of further development of cricket in the Caribbean

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Umpire Tony Hill walks back after inspecting the pitch

New Zealand domestic news

NZC scraps match-referees from first-class games

New Zealand's domestic first-class competition - the Plunket Shield - will take place without match referees in the upcoming season, as a result of budgetary cuts

Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke with their Allan Border Medals

Pup and I

Michael Clarke went from future star to batting mainstay to Australian captain - much like another highly talented player before him

Shane Watson was left stranded after a poor call from Matthew Wade

England v Australia, 1st ODI, Ageas Bowl

Watson's latest misery

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the opening one-day international between England and Australia


Matt Coles picked up the big wicket of Kumar Sangakkara

Kent v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Canterbury, 3rd day

Lancs follow on, promotion on hold for now

Aspirations shifted almost as quickly as the cloud cover that skirted past the St Lawrence ground in Canterbury as Lancastrian dreams of promotion switched to staving off an innings defeat by Kent


Chris Dent smashed 82

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Grace Road, 3rd day

Follow-on poses morning threat for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire still needed 17 runs to avoid the follow-on, with two wickets remaining in their first innings, when bad light ended play early on the third day of their county championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road